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What is your favorite beer style?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mtlasley, Jun 1, 2012.

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  1. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    Oh, you have one barleywine review, that's cute.


    THANAT0PSIS Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Yeah... Working on changing that. I just sometimes don't do reviews, or do notes and take way too long to transcribe them. You may have the crown... for now...
  3. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Dec 21, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Oatmeal Stouts and English Barleywines
  4. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Galaxy hopped IPAs and Pales ftw
  5. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Hoppy spicy Belgians, farmhouse/saisons, Jack's Abby lagers, not in that order though. Jacks Abby #1!
  6. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    This is where I am, but throw in imperial stouts and barleywines.
  7. mverity

    mverity Oct 6, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    For about 5 years I couldn't get my hands on enough IPAs/DIPAs. I would try every single one I would see, and still be in search of more. I would still drink other styles, especially Belgian Quads. About a year ago, I realized that there are far too many IPAs on the market, and most of them are less than amazing. Lately I've been imbibing a lot more Barleywines, Saisons, Stouts of all types, and still a fair share of Quads. My favorite beer is still the one in my hand.
  8. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I drink alot of IPAs, but if I dont know what to get at a bar and Im stuck, i almost always grab a porter or black ale/lager. If Edmund Fitzgerald or Siberian Night is around, thats my fallback option.

    Also, I tend to rely on German light lagers as well.
  9. haddon

    haddon Jul 13, 2009 Kentucky

    Really depends on my mood but sorry to say, I'm rarely in the mood for a porter.
  10. BottleCrowns

    BottleCrowns Dec 7, 2008 New York

    Brown Ale, Porter, Bock, Barleywine
  11. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

    Tis the season!

    The Barleywine-Strong Ale distinction has always baffled me a little, it's such a grey area to how or if they are actually two different things. I get that a Belgian Strong is different because it utilizes Belgian yeast, but an American Strong Ale and a Barleywine just strike me as one and the same.

    Attention Cicerones on BA please clear this up for me!
  12. baconman91

    baconman91 Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    - ive become a HUGE IPA guy ovr the last 2yrs..tried as many as i cld/can- Always

    Great Lakes "Nosferatu" was EPIC this yr..and mostly always! (tho an Imperial "Red" Ale)
    -so was the GL "Lake Erie Monster"
    & Sierra's "Hoptimum"
  13. amhatfield3

    amhatfield3 Dec 27, 2012 Ohio

    any Great Lakes brew! also Monty Pythons Grail Ale from Black Sheep Brewery!!!! thats the best!
  14. paulytasker

    paulytasker May 16, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    Huge fan of Oatmeal Stouts.... although i have an ever growing infactuation with Dopplebocks.
  15. gatornation

    gatornation Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Saisons's and IPA'S
  16. rjniles

    rjniles Aug 30, 2012 South Carolina

    Hands down, IPA - the bigger the hop bomb the better.
  17. GeddyLeeRocks

    GeddyLeeRocks Oct 14, 2012 Pennsylvania

    ESB's. They are like me, really interesting and under-appreciated!
  18. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    BA stouts first and then strong ales such as various Bruery varieties second. I am still sampling various styles but these are my favs. Least fav are extremly hoppy IPA's.
  19. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Quad/Belgian Strong Dark
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  20. Rekrule

    Rekrule Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Stouts and saisons.
  21. Dagsy

    Dagsy Dec 21, 2012 California

    Double/Imperial Stouts...though I've been drinking a lot of sours lately
  22. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD Jan 23, 2011 New York

    Stouts have always been my favorite, but I've really been drinking a lot of IPAs the last year or so.
  23. HeyJim

    HeyJim Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I go through phases, but ambers are pretty much what I think of when I think "beer". Balanced and delicious.
  24. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    All belgian everything. Also ipas and stouts.
  25. kneary13

    kneary13 Jan 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    BJCP Style 12A - Brown Porter... VERY closely followed by 14B - American IPA
    Trying to add some specificity to the thread :)
    "stout"? come on!
  26. Pecan

    Pecan Dec 20, 2012 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Scottish ales > Marzens > Stouts > Porters > everything else (because I can't think of a style I don't enjoy!)
  27. vickersspitfire

    vickersspitfire Dec 11, 2006 Texas

    Belgian Strong Dark Ales...especially after a long day at the ranch.
  28. PittBeerGirl

    PittBeerGirl Feb 27, 2007 Ohio

    1. Anything blonde and Belgian - single abbey, saison, Belgian IPA, Tripel, Witbier, geuze,BSPA
    2. DIPA
    3. Russian Imperial Stout
    4. American IPA

    Im generally not into barleywines and old ales-otherwise I like it all
  29. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Oct 25, 2012 Kentucky

    American IPAs followed by big ass stouts.
  30. 19etz55

    19etz55 Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Lately IPA's and flavored porters.
  31. xnicknj

    xnicknj May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    American IPA
    Imperial Stout
    Fruit Lambic
  32. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    very hard question answer....

    I like many styles (though mostly not lagers) and general prefernces have evolved very considerably over the last decade
    but in no particular order:

    English barleywine/Old Ale
    fruit beers
  33. fauxpunker

    fauxpunker Nov 23, 2012

    This changes too much. Started stout, went lager for a bit, came back to ale via IPA and currently I'm in the middle of an imp stout kick.
  34. LOCAL

    LOCAL Oct 29, 2006 New Hampshire

    Over all favorite style is Barleywine, either American or English.
  35. BeerSnob218

    BeerSnob218 Apr 10, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

  36. MarioM

    MarioM Sep 13, 2009 California

    1st - Belgian Strong Dark Ales
    2nd - Imperial Stouts
    3rd - Quads
  37. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Generally my favorite styles are the darker ones, stouts, porters, dopplebocks, barley wines, scotch ales, old ales, brown ales, etc etc.
  38. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

  39. papaholmz

    papaholmz Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Favorites: Quads,Tripels,Stouts,Porters,Lambics,Sours
    Least Favorites: IPAs,DIPAs,Bitters
  40. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Jul 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Flanders Red
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